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What a beast . . . the Bucyrus TD9 Tractor-Bulldozer

 Some folks collect coins, stamps, matchboxes, postcard...
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The cover of ‘The Tractor in the Sandbox’ by Meir Shalev which has illlustrations by Yossi Abulafia

 Tractors have always been a symbol of the return of th...
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The memorial to Hannah Senesh at Sdot Yam

Hannah Senesh . . . executed by the Gestapo

Sculpture on a wall in Sdot Yam

Kibbutz Sdot Yam is packed with physical beauty, incredible ...
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The Imperial War Museum, London, where Graham Zeitlin tells visitors about his experiences (Photo: Flickr)

Graham Zeitlin who grew up in Birmingham in World War II

Graham Zeitlin pictured today at the Imperial War Museum (Photo Lydia Aisenberg)

The book Graham wrote about his experiences working on the railways

By man who was at school when bombs rained down  T...
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The Museum wing named after Sammy Ofer (Photo: Lydia Aisenberg )

The bust of Israeli shipping magnate Sammy Ofer in the National Maritime Museum, London (Photo: Flickr)

During a recent sojourn to London, I included a visit to Gre...
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Dislocated Landscape by Anne Sassoon

Shy Abady’s The Syrian Bride (Mother) 2016

Great Fear 2019 by Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik

Photos: Yithak Mizrahi The 4thJerusalem Biennale for Contemp...
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At the Agam Museum of Art in Rishon LeZion (from left) Betsy Bogdansky, Harriet Miller, David Schwartz, Gila Schwartz, Susan Lurie, Dr. Avital Heyman, Joe Simon, Anita Nader, Chava Sprecher, Thelma Arvatz and Paula Simon

ESRA Rehovot club recently visited the Yaacov Agam Museum of...
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Helen Osimo . . . textiles are in her DNA

A professional linguist, who is also a busy ESRA volunteer, ...
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The artist Joseph Bau (Photo: Wikipedia)

There are many unknown corners of interest in Israel. There ...
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Replica of the shoe shop where Moshe Samter’s father worked until 1935

Edna Yahav, one of Moshe’s daughters who shows visitors round

A visitor looking at one of the miniature displays in the museum at Yokneam Illit

At the age of 95 Moshe Samter is still busy at work making his miniatures

Photos by Lydia Aisenberg One would hardly expect to fi...
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Master potter Avraham Peled instructing a student in one of his wheel-throwing courses

Master class: Mario Rochine teaches the ceramic technique of mocha diffusion

Currently there is an Arts and Crafts movement sweeping the ...
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Once upon a time, Dan Chill was a lawyer working on the ...
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Crocus cup and saucer by Clarice Cliff

Celadon and tenmoku bud vases by Chris Keenan (Photo: Michael Harvey)

Chris Keenan (Photo: Sophie Massarella)

Chris Keenan’s ‘Abode of Stones’ iii comprising 21 pots and oval leather base (Photo: Michael Harvey)

I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with pots. I...
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 Fifty ESRAites from Netanya, Raanana and Tel Aviv boar...
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Hilary (in red) greets guests at the opening ceremony of her exhibition: Frances Thaler (left), Harriet Saul and Sara Hafetz Haim

Photos: Ora Dolev and Dennis Kaliser If there is one wo...
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Artist Ai Weiwei ... a hugely influential figure in China. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Photos below by Dennis Kaliser

Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn (2015) made of LEGO-style plastic bricks

Trees installation constructed from parts of dead trees

New Victims, 2016, by Zoya Cherkassky: See below

The exhibition, titled Maybe, Maybe Not, was a call to each ...
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The Hall of Names at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem (Photo: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Common)

Exhibits at the Lehi Museum. (Photo: Dr. Avishai Teicher via Wikimedia Commons)

Underground Prisoner Museum, Akko. (Photo: Dr. Avishai Teicher via Wikimedia Commons)

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) sets standards w...
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Getting the lowdown on Jewish Portugal at the exhibition

Japan’s Jewish links were promoted at the tourism show

Bringing a musical mix to the Tel Aviv event

Photos & text: Lydia Aisenberg The Israel Tourism Exhibi...
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Quaint . . . exterior of Pollock’s Toy Museum in Scala Street, London

Screen puppits at the museum

The good old days ... a theater poster of yesteryear

Curtain up ... some of the toy theaters that can be seen at the museum

Text & photos: Lydia Aisenberg I have a 'thing' for tedd...
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Just a few of the 4,512 hand-written white index cards with the details of 6,069 Berlin Jews who were deported to the camps. Photographs & text: Lydia Aisenberg

Inside the town hall exhibition

Hildegard Basch who left Berlin for Britain in 1939. Her family failed to leave the city in time and didn’t survive

 A powerful, emotional and thought provoking permanent ...
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